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PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana: Challenges and Solutions

Mandating stringent quality and performance standards is imperative to safeguard consumers from potential exploitation in the burgeoning rooftop solar market. The technology to do this exists, but we need to see if the will is there.

The Hydrogen Stream: India issues guidelines for funding of testing facilities under the National Green Hydrogen Mission

The funding scheme, with a total budgetary outlay of INR 200 crore till FY 2025-26, will support the development of robust quality and performance testing facilities to ensure quality, sustainability, and safety in green hydrogen production and trade.

Spontaneous glass breakage on solar panels on the rise

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory noted an increase in spontaneous glass breakage in solar panels. The PV Module Index from the Renewable Energy Test Center investigates this and other glass-related trends in solar manufacturing.

Goldi Solar ‘top performer’ in Kiwa PVEL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Sixteen different Goldi Solar modules were highlighted in the Kiwa PVEL Module Reliability Scorecard.

Jakson Solar recognized as top performer in PVEL’s 2024 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Jakson Solar’s Helia range of mono PERC PV modules, both monofacial and bifacial variants, attained Top Performer status in the 2024 PV Module Reliability Scorecard by Kiwa PVEL (PV Evolution Labs).

Emmvee leads in all categories of Kiwa PVEL PQP Testing

Emmvee Group has emerged as the only Indian solar panel manufacturer to be a top performer across all categories in the Kiwa PVEL PQP testing for 2024.

Adani Solar top performer for seventh year in Kiwa PVEL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Adani Solar is the only Indian manufacturer to be rated Top Performer for seven consecutive years in PVEL testing for PV module quality and reliability.


Vikram Solar modules top performer for seventh time in PVEL testing

Vikram Solar’s Paradea 108/120/144 half-cut cell modules were recognized as top performers in PVEL testing.

PVEL releases tenth edition of ‘PV Module Reliability Scorecard’

The independent test lab Kiwa PVEL names 53 manufacturers and 388 models–a record number of Top Performers in the ten-year history of the Scorecard.

PI Berlin, PVEL, Extel Energy unite under Kiwa brand

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), Extel Energy, and PI Berlin have unified under the Kiwa brand. Dutch company Kiwa, which has acquired the three PV testing laboratories over the past three years, says it aims to more effectively present its range of services for the solar industry.

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